Are you concerned about the amount of alcohol you consume?
Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one.
- You always feel the need to have a drink.
- You get into trouble because of your drinking.
- Other people warn you about how much you’re drinking.
A good place to start is with your GP. Be honest with them about how much you drink.
If your body has become dependent on booze, stopping drinking overnight can be life-threatening, so get advice about cutting down gradually.
Have you ever wondered how long alcohol stays in your blood?
On average, it takes about one hour for your body to break down one unit of alcohol. However, this can vary, depending on:
- your weight
- whether you’re male or female
- your age
- how quickly or slowly your body turns food into energy (your metabolism)
- how much food you have eaten
- the type and strength of the alcohol
- whether you’re taking medication and, if so, what type
It can also take longer if your liver isn’t working normally. Find out more
Alcohol Concern are here to help people through information and guidance; help professionals through training, projects and research and to help us all through campaigning to challenge the drinking culture in our country.